Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Types Of Love And How They Can Help You Define Yours

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Sometimes we are asking ourselves what kind of love we are showing to a certain person or we are confused about what kind of love the person is showing us. We should be informed of what are the different types of love for us to avoid any misconception about what people are showing us.

According to Sternberg, there are 8 types of love by which come with the combination of the 3 components which are intimacy, passion, and commitment.

sternberg's triangular theory of love

These are:

Non Love

Majority of the relationship have this kind of love. This consist of simple and casual interactions. You feel to your acquaintances. It applies to the people you are not particularly attached to.


This exists if and only when the intimacy is processing without the passion and commitment of romance but sometimes it can be converted to love.

Infatuation Love

It occurs when passion is present to your relationship and there's no commitment or intimacy present. Crushes fall to this category and sexual relationship are also included in this type of love as they only bounded by their desires and nothing more. This common cause of romantic love as it believed that intimacy develops overtime as same goes with commitment.

Empty love

An example of empty love is unwanted marriage or an unhappy marriage life of a person. Your intimacy and passion to your partner are deteriorating into empty love. Nothing is left but the only thing that they have is their marriage contract. Its is characterized by the absence of intimacy and passion in their relationship despite the presence of commitment.

Romantic Love

This is actually the combination of intimacy and passion. Relationship to this kind of love bond not only to physical bond but also involves emotional bonds. This is actually a stepping stone for having a happy married life. However, it lacks commitment, this kind of relationship is easily dissolved.

Compassionate Love

This is a combination of intimacy and commitment, and the absence of passion it is different from friendship love since there's an additional commitment that is attached to it. But there's no need for you to have passion as long your affection is still present to your relationship. It observed in a long term marriage. Companion and love may be found as well to close friend and family relatives.

Fatuous Love

Is the combinations of commitment and passion without intimacy. Example for this is what happened to Kim Kardashian and Kris Hamphries when they have been divorced after 72 days of marriage.

Consummate Love

This is actually found on the very center of the triangle. Since all three components of love are present to this type of love. Many people said it is the most perfect kind of love. According to Sternberg, people that are having a consummate love continue to be sexually intimate through the years of their relationship and they can't imagine their self having a different partner in life. They usually work on all of their difficulties and help each other to solve it.

For that all of the types and components of love, what kind of love do you have?

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